Former India spinner on Yuzvendra Chahal’s snub from Indian team


The extremely anticipated collection towards Australia is ready to begin on Friday, September 22, 2023.

Former Indian cricket team spinner Harbhajan Singh expressed his disappointment over the exclusion of Yuzvendra Chahal from India’s squad for the ODI collection towards Australia and the upcoming Cricket World Cup in 2023. India opted for the spin trio of Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja. However, an damage to Axar opened the door for Washington Sundar within the Asia Cup 2023 squad, and Ravichandran Ashwin was chosen for the Australia ODIs.

Harbhajan Singh was stunned by the choice to miss Chahal and speculated that there could be some underlying motive behind it. He contemplated whether or not Chahal had been concerned in a disagreement or had made some unfavorable remarks that affected his probabilities of being chosen.

“Yuzvendra Chahal should have been here. He has not been given an opportunity. It is beyond my understanding. Either he has fought with someone or he has said something to someone, I don’t know. If we talk only about skill, his name should have been there in this team because a lot of Team India players are resting,” Harbhajan stated on his official YouTube channel.

Harbhajan additional emphasised that neither Washington Sundar nor Ravichandran Ashwin have been initially included within the team’s technique, which means that the administration is actively in search of an off-spinner.

“First Washington Sundar, who wasn’t in the original Asia Cup squad, was called there. After that, a second player has been added for this series and that is R Ashwin. So somewhere or the other Team India are searching for off-spinners. They have probably realized their mistake that they haven’t picked an off-spinner in the team and that our bowlers can get into trouble if a lot of left-handers come in front of them. Why unnecessarily go through all this? It is beyond my understanding or they are going to make another mistake to rectify their earlier mistake,” he added.

The extremely anticipated collection towards Australia is ready to begin on Friday, September 22, 2023. It will undoubtedly captivate followers worldwide as they witness the Indian team’s relentless pursuit of triumph within the World Cup, aiming to safe their first ICC trophy previously decade.

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Nilesh Desai
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